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Pediatric Therapy

M Health Fairview is committed to helping children achieve their full potential. 
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Premature birth, medical conditions, illness, injury or surgery can delay or interrupt your child’s normal growth and development. We work with children who have trouble meeting developmental markers or participating in common activities.

Specialized care for your child

Infants, children and teens have unique rehabilitation needs. Our therapists are trained to evaluate and care for children of all ages and at all stages of development. We use the most up-to-date tests and measures to help your child develop, improve or regain skills. We have extensive experience treating children with complex medical conditions. We will work with University of Minnesota Physician's pediatric specialists to design a plan specific to your child's needs, set goals to measure success and work with your child's healthcare providers and community services, including social services, home care, school systems and other resources to provide the best rehabilitation for your child. Once treatment at the hospital is complete, our therapists work with the family and providers whom your child will see during follow-up care, to ensure a smooth transition.

Family involvement is the key

We encourage your family to be an active part of the rehabilitation team. You provide valuable information about your child's needs, skills and home, school and community environments. We will teach you how to continue treatment at home, at school and in the community.

Expert care

We have a dedicated, enthusiastic team that is committed to helping your child succeed to the best of his or her ability. Our audiologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists and speech and language pathologists are experts in pediatric rehabilitation. Many have advanced training and certifications. Their commitment to learning the latest techniques and procedures shows their commitment to helping children.

Medical conditions appropriate for referral:

  • Tube feed transitions
  • Failure to thrive due to motor delays
  • Delayed developmental feeding milestones
  • Texture aversion
  • Abnormalities of mouth/throat that interfere with feeding
  • Behavioral issues
  • Sensory issues that interfere with eating
  • Feeding issues related to reflux
  • Feeding issues related to prematurity

Adoption Medicine
Our pediatric therapists work closely with the Adoption Medicine Clinic to help adopted children and their families in this transition.

 

Featuring the Pediatric Feeding Clinic

The Feeding Clinic evaluates children of all ages with feeding issues. You must have a referral to make an appointment for your child. A single session at the clinic can address questions and concerns from the simple to the complex. Our team includes a speech-language pathologist (SLP), occupational therapist (OT) and a registered dietitian (RD). They may recommend and refer your child to a psychologist or social worker for other services.
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Conditions & Treatments

  • Adoption Medicine Program

    The Adoption Medicine Clinic at University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital is internationally recognized and offers comprehensive care using a team approach to ensure better mental, developmental and physical health for children who are adopted or in foster care.

  • Adrenoleukodystrophy

    M Health Fairview is committed to treating Adrenoleukodystrophy, and all health issues that arise in our lives, with personalized, breakthrough care.

  • Apraxia

    M Health Fairview is committed to treating Apraxia, and all health issues that arise in our lives, with personalized, breakthrough care.

  • Pediatric Arthritis

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  • Pediatric Autism Spectrum Disorder - ASD

    ASD (“autism spectrum disorder”) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects social interaction, communication, play skills, behavior and interests. It is usually a lifelong condition, but many people with ASD make significant progress with the appropriate interventions.